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July
All Day
@ Castle Green
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Community Arts Banner Trail.

Community Arts’ Banner trail painted by artists, charities and community groups, displayed as street art during the festival week – find the first banner on Castle Green to start the trail… The Community Arts Banner Trail is kindly sponsored by Broomhead & Saul. Mind TAH Somerset sight Somerset County Cricket Club Discovery Future4 Taunton Albemarle…

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July
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TauntonLive Yarnbombing

Knitting and crochet groups from all around Somerset are clicking their needles and hooks, busily preparing for the 3rd Taunton Live Arts Festival Yarnbombing. Visit the trail and see some incredible and inspiring woolly artwork. For information on how to get involved in this years yarnbomb please contact info@tauntonlive.co.uk Coordinated by Marcia Hill Sponsored by…

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Adopt an Artist

Taunton Live Arts Festival 2017 24th-30th July have asked local businesses in Taunton to ADOPT AN ARTIST for the week. Please visit the following local businesses to see mini exhibitions and art shows and possibly buy some art. Free event

27
July
All Day
@ Castle Green
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Origami Wall

Would you like to see a Rainbow Flight of paper birds, swooping and diving along the side wall of the Mecca Bingo Hall? Facing onto Castle Green, they will be a fabulous and colourful sight throughout the Festival…and best of all YOU can help to make it. Origami is a pastime loved by all ages,…

27
July
10:00 am — 12:00 pm
@ Museum of Somerset
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Creative Writing Workshop with Author Beth Web

‘Dark Rhymes and Twisted Tales’ A fun, family friendly writing workshop for ages 9-12yrs (parents welcome – no under 7’s please). We’ll visit the Museum of Somerset’s ‘Rhyme Around the World’ Exhibition then discover the dark side of some of the songs. We’ll think about why these rhymes were made up, then you’ll have a…

27
July
10:00 am — 4:00 pm
@ The Brewhouse Theatre and Arts Centre
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SCAN Exhibition @ The Brewhouse

Somerset Contemporary Artist Network (SCAN) is an artist-led collective of both emerging and professional artists, providing support and networking opportunities to all members. Somerset Contemporary Artists’ Network was formed in 2009 as Somerset Emerging Artists’ Network. When many of its original members had become established in their practice, it was decided to change the name….

27
July
10:00 am — 1:00 pm
@ Creative Innovation Centre
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Foray at CICCIC

‘FORAY’ An exciting exhibition from 3 local artists 4th-29th July 2017 An Exhibition of paintings from 3 Somerset based artists whose work draws from a broad variety of sources under the theme of “Foray”. Using the definition of Foray as the focus of their work, the three artists have sallied forth into unknown territory to…

27
July
10:00 am — 5:00 pm
@ Museum of Somerset
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Various Activities around the Museum

As part of the ‘Taunton Live’ festival the Museum of Somerset are offering various activities around the Museum. A small charge may apply for some activities.

27
July
10:00 am — 4:00 pm
@ The Brewhouse Theatre and Arts Centre
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The Somerset Young Poets Competition.

The Somerset Young Poets Competition. For the third year running, Fire River Poets, this year in partnership with Make Performing Arts, has organised a poetry competition for young people (restricted to residents in Somerset) on the theme of Climate. Age groups: 7 – 9; 10 – 12; 13 – 16. Closing date for entries: Friday…

27
July
10:00 am — 4:00 pm
@ The Brewhouse Theatre and Arts Centre
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Schools Exhibitions at The Brewhouse

Schools Poetry, Visual Arts and more on display in the Brewhouse.

27
July
10:30 am — 4:00 pm
@ Musgrove Park Hospital
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Art for Life tours at Musgrove

Art for Life are offering the unique opportunity of Art & Design tours at Musgrove to look at the work they have commissioned over the years, their collection of artworks and generally to give people an insight into the way they work within a healthcare setting. The Art for Life tours at Musgrove will be…

27
July
11:00 am — 5:00 pm
@ Caffe Nero
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Jo Mortimer at Caffe Nero

Artist Jo Mortimer will be sketching inside Caffè Nero on Thursday 27th July, pop in and see her at work and check out her fantastic drawings of the building and other iconic buildings and sights around Taunton.

27
July
11:00 am — 5:00 pm
@ Castle Green
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Wood-turning with Jeremy Briggs

Watch Jeremy Briggs turning wood into beautiful bowls on Castle Green from 11am. Jeremy will also have a selection of work for sale.

27
July
11:00 am — 5:00 pm
@ Castle Green
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Pavement Poetry with Christopher Jelley

Pavement Poetry Join poet in residence at The Museum of Somerset Christopher Jelley for an Urban Poetry Ramble around the town for the Taunton Live festival. Two workshop sessions to choose from, 11 am and 2 pm where we will be responding to place and space through words and then digitally weaving these to location…

27
July
11:00 am — 5:00 pm
@ Castle Green
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Interactive Music Workshop on Thursday

Free interactive Music Workshops with Bridgwater & Taunton College’s highly skilled Music department staff.

27
July
11:00 am — 5:00 pm
@ Castle Green
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Ian Houlton Solar Pyrographer

Watch Solar Pyrographer Ian Houlton (Element No6) creating his artwork on Castle Green each day providing the Sun is out to play. “I am a solar pyrographer, in that I burned images onto wood using a magnifying glass, and no one believes me when I say that. It takes 8m 10s for the sun’s rays…

27
July
11:00 am — 5:00 pm
@ Castle Green
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Paintathon

Join the ‘Great Taunton Live Paintathon’ from 11am on Castle Green, Taunton. Showcase your Artwork, demonstrate your skills and work alongside other artists. Great prizes to be won!

27
July
11:00 am — 12:30 pm
@ Castle Green
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Taunton Library Events

Thursday 27th July 11am FREE event. Stories, rhymes and activities for toddlers at Castle Green. (Weather permitting – or the activity will take place in the library).

27
July
11:00 am — 5:00 pm
@ Castle Green
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Make a ‘Light Catcher’ with Glassification

Make a fantastic glass light-catcher with Liz Sparkes on Castle Green. She will then ‘cook’ it at her studio and you can collect it or you can arrange to have it posted to you. Home Page

27
July
11:00 am — 5:00 pm
@ The Winchester Arms
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GoCreate Exhibition @ The Winchester Arms (Upstairs)

An exciting exhibition of paintings, photography and sculpture by members of GoCreate Taunton CIC.

27
July
11:00 am — 5:00 pm
@ Castle Green
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Face Painting by Eve Male

Face painting on Castle Green daily from Thursday 27th -Sunday 30th July. Free event as part of Taunton Live 2017 programme.

27
July
11:30 am — 12:30 pm
@ Castle Green
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Yoga demonstration by Simon Plant

Simon Plant – Yoga Demonstration. Simon is one of our inspirational yoga teachers. he teaches Hatha, Kundalini and Ashtanga. styles of yoga and also combines his practise with meditation. He studied in India for 6 years. Simon belives Yoga helps us to find what we are searching for within ourselves and is vital to the…

27
July
11:30 am — 12:30 pm
@ Castle Green
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Tai chi demonstration by Andy Spragg

Andy Spragg – Tai Chi Demonstration on Castle Green. Andy has been practising Tai Chi, focusing on the Yang Tai Chi style (as taught by Cheng man Ch’ing), for 25 years. Andy is a practising Buddhist and his main focus is the synergy between Tai Chi and Buddhism, particularly Buddhist meditation. He uses his Tai…

27
July
12:30 pm — 1:30 pm
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African drumming with Denis Kigongo & Green Days

Join Denis Kigongo on Castle Green at 12.30 for his African drumming performance with Green days day care. He will also be performing alongside Avtar and other drummers from around the world.

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July
1:00 pm — 4:00 pm
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Creative Writing Workshop with Author Beth Webb

‘Muse means Inspiration’ A writing workshop for adults or sensible older children (12 yrs+) If ‘muse’ means inspiration, then a ‘museum’ is where one goes to be inspired. We will visit the Museum of Somerset to find an artefact that inspires us, then draft up ideas for a story or poem to tell its tale….

27
July
1:00 pm — 4:00 pm
@ Castle Green
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Storytelling with Michael Loader

The fantastic Michael Loader will be storytelling at Taunton Live again this year, taking children on a magical, fun and interactive journey. Storytelling at 1pm and 3pm on Castle Green, Taunton *Free Event*

27
July
1:30 pm — 3:00 pm
@ Castle Green
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Poetry Event on Castle Green

Poets on Castle Green As part of the festivities on Castle Green, there will be local and not-so-local poets reading their own poems. Look out for them as you stroll around and mingle with the crowd. There will be an announcement in advance of where on the Green they will be. Venue: Castle Green. Time:…

27
July
6:30 pm — 8:00 pm
@ Brendon Books
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Author Huw Powell at Brendon Books

Ahoy there, scurvy-skinned space pirates! HUW POWELL is the author of the Spacejackers trilogy; a middle-grade space pirate adventure published by Bloomsbury. His books have been described as Star Wars meets Pirates of the Caribbean, with reviewers calling them “explosive”, “action-packed” and “tremendous fun.” Huw is an active supporter of initiatives that encourage children to…

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July
7:30 pm — 10:00 pm
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Fire River Poets reading event

Fire River Poets reading Members of Taunton’s own poets group, the well respected Fire River Poets, will give a reading upstairs at the Winchester Arms. Fire River Poets (www.fireriverpoets.org.uk) is a group of poets who meet frequently but irregularly to read and critique each other’s work with a view to supporting self-improvement. Members have had…

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